‘Insensitive’ marathon organizers sorry for pre-dawn fireworks

The government organizer of a pre-dawn Sunday run apologized to the public today for setting off fireworks at 3am. Tourism and Sports Minister Pipat Ratchakitprakan said Monday that he was sorry for the lack of consideration and sensitivity shown by kicking off the Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok with loud fire bursts that lasted about two ...

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Skate or die! Hua Hin gets free youth skateboard park (Photos)

Skate or die! Hua Hin gets free youth skateboard park (Photos)

Those who prefer kicking a deck to surfing a board now have a place of their own in the coastal enclave of Hua Hin. Kickflip, grind and fakie through concrete bowls and banks...

Thailand’s Pavit steals dramatic four-way playoff in Malaysia

Thailand’s Pavit steals dramatic four-way playoff in Malaysia

Pavit Tangkamolprasert chipped-in for birdie on the second play-off hole Sunday to clinch the Sabah Masters for his second Asian Tour title. After closing with a final round 65,...

Thailand’s Albon looking to “fight at the front” for Red Bull

Thailand’s Albon looking to “fight at the front” for Red Bull

Thailand’s Alex Albon said Tuesday he is ready to “fight at the front in 2020” for top Formula One team Red Bull after they rewarded him for a series of...

American woman paralyzed by cliff fall fleeing rape in Thailand completes NY Marathon – on crutches

American woman paralyzed by cliff fall fleeing rape in Thailand completes NY Marathon – on crutches

A poignant moment at the New York City Marathon this year was a woman who, about 11 hours after it started, crossed the finish line on crutches. Among the thousands of runners was...

Swing when you’re winning: Thai golf stars blaze path for youngsters

Swing when you’re winning: Thai golf stars blaze path for youngsters

Flashing luxury sports cars and a bejewelled watch, Kiradech Aphibarnrat is one of several rising golf stars drawing Thailand’s youngsters to the sport with the lure of a...

Thai badminton star cleared of doping as tests linked to meat

Thai badminton star cleared of doping as tests linked to meat

Former badminton world champion Ratchanok Intanon bears “no fault” after testing positive for doping, the sport’s governing body said Thursday, clearing the path...

‘It’s not easy’: Marc Marquez seals MotoGP title with Thailand win

‘It’s not easy’: Marc Marquez seals MotoGP title with Thailand win

Marc Marquez sealed his sixth MotoGP world title in Buriram province on Sunday after storming to victory in a heart-pounding final corner duel with Fabio Quartararo at the Chang...

Spanish MotoGP racer OK after crash on wet Buriram track

Spanish MotoGP racer OK after crash on wet Buriram track

Spaniard Marc Marquez will attempt to continue racing after crashing Friday during a practice lap at the Chang International Circuit in Buriram province, the Honda team manager...

‘Lucky’ Marquez aims to race after crash at Thailand MotoGP practice

‘Lucky’ Marquez aims to race after crash at Thailand MotoGP practice

Spaniard Marc Marquez will attempt to continue racing after crashing Friday during a practice lap at the Chang International Circuit in Thailand’s Buriram province, the...


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When our beloved Thai Olympians win a medal, suffer a defeat due to a scandalous malfunctioning iPad or perform on the world scene and make Thailand proud, we strive to be the first to report it. When the first Thai woman recently reached the top of Mount Everest and another Thai lady made golf history, we were proud of share those sporty stories with you. As far as other sports, when famous English football lads visit Bangkok and have a bit too much fun, we’ll have those tell-all stories too.

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